Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Our Story...

I have been putting this post off for so long! So I am just going to do it and throw it out into the world!
For most of the 2 people that read my blog know that Morgan and I have wanted children and have been trying to have children for almost four years now. Being so unsuccessful at something can make you feel like such a loser. I was on a fertility drug called Clomed for 2 and a half years! If you happen to know anyone who has taken this...please put your arms around them for me! It is terrible! Those 2 and a half years tested myself, my marriage, every relationship I have. I have to give the most credit to my husband! He was so extremely patient with me. Even though he had no idea what I was going thru he did his very best.
Well we were referred to a Endocrinologist for more fertility treatment, possibly in-vetro. I could never bring myself to make an appt. I was terrified! I was so afraid that with the amount of stress that I already put on myself that after paying 20,000 dollars to get pregnant that I would be so stressed and it would never work.
In the last four years I have put such a heavy burden on my shoulders. I have not wanted to turn this over to the Lord. I was not ready to know what he had in store for me. I wanted to do everything in my power. I wanted to be in control of this! People suggested that we try to adopt a baby. I would get very offended when someone would say that. I thought that is so easy for them to say.
Carrying all of this weight on me made me a very bitter, un-happy and sad person.
I have finally turned this over to the Lord! I am a new person! I have been given hope again! I am a true believer in timing and that we are on the Lords time and not our own. Last July I went to my OB for my yearly and left there knowing exactly what I needed to do! Morgan and I are new people. We walk lighter, our heads raised high, happy and excited! On November 20, 2008 we were approved by LDS Family Services as potential parents to adopt baby! The Lord has wrapped his arms around us and we have felt the spirit in our home more in these last couple of months then ever before.
We are so excited to have the opportunity to add to our family thru adoption.
We are now asking our friends and family to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. If you know anyone who is trying to make the difficult and very brave decision to place there baby with loving parents. Please give them our email or phone number! My email is: socutebkb@hotmail.com and our phone is 801-386-0707. You can also reference them to itsaboutlove.org. You can view hundreds of profiles of couples that are hoping to be placed with a beautiful baby!
Now we just wait and pray. There is not a waiting list, its not first come first serve. Profiles are given to parents and the birth mom gets to choose who her baby is placed with. So please keep us in your thoughts and prayers!
Lots of Love from The Thompsons!

11 comments:

Cassie said...

I'm proud of you Miss Brittney. It's hard to share such raw emotion about something that is so close to your heart. By the way, adopted children are perfect. I personally think mine's the cutest EVER... but I may be biased. Can't wait for you guys to have one join your cute family. Lots of love and prayers for you both.

Brittney said...

You are always in my thoughts, and I know your prayers will be answered!

Liza said...

I truly hope you get the baby that you have been wanting for so long. You really will make a great mom!

Amber and Eric said...

Brittney,
Eric and I love you guys both so much. You are dear friends and we hope and pray for the best for you always. I know that there is a birth mother out there that will choose you. You will be great parents. Know that we think of you always! Love ya!

Lyndee said...

Congrats and good luck! I hope things work out well for you guys. I have a sister-in-law who has gone thru the same things. they have adopted two kids thru the lds family services. I know things will work out for the best! :)

The Allen Family said...

That was so beautiful. Thanks for sharing that Brit. I will absolutely keep you in my prayers.

Kimberly said...

I am so impressed that you put your story up there to share. As your previous casworker ;), I think that the more people you tell the better. Everyone knows someone who has or is experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. I miss seeing you guys. I'm gald I can keep up with you through the blog, and I to will keep you guys in my prayers and hope for the best.

Christie said...

Thanks for your story! This morning, I seriously was thinking about you and Morgan and hoping that if you decided to adopt, they would pick you. Then, I remembered your awesome Christmas card and how happy you two looked, and thought if you guys used that picture, it'd be awesome cause they would just have to know how great you two are! I got on the computer and there was your post! I'll be praying for you guys!

Lenzi said...

That made me all teary w/happiness for you two!! Brittney that is truly an amazing post! Isn't it crazy how angry we get when we harbor all of our trials and stress? My Mom is usually the one that has to remind me to lift it up to the Lord and you go "Oh yeah...DUH!" I hope you are comfortable to keep posting about your adoption info because I want to hear how all of this is going. I'll keep you in my thoughts & prayers for sure! You two will make great parents and it sounds like you are on your way!

The Allen Family said...

Hi Brit! I for some reason can't find your email address, but wanted to show you this. Just in case.

http://www.pinchingyourpennies.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78571

Apparently it isn't becoming a link, but if you copy and paste it should work. Let me know if it didn't.

Kev, Meg and Ty said...

That was a very touching story and I pray that the best will happen for you guys, you deserve it. I know how it feels taking the fertility drugs and feeling totally hopeless, so I am so happy for you that you have relief now, even though it's not over yet. I wish you the best and we will keep praying for you. I have another friend that has been trying to adopt and I have their button on my blog, maybe you guys should make one, I would put it on my blog for sure and help you get the word out there. Love ya, Megs